Hello again and welcome to Monday! Yes, a new week - it's here again... I'm also glad to say it's time for a great new theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show! This week we are mad about texture. Yes, all that wonderful touchy, feely stuff... No need to get too emotional, even if it is Monday morning, as we're putting it all into our creations.
l had to think for a while but I soon found inspiration in the piles of packaging and cardboard that dwell under my desk. I'm a big fan of corrugated cardboard, shabby layers and vintage tones so they all came together on my card...
Think and Wonder set. This is a fabulous image and can be used on so many projects as her mood is so alluring!
Walnut Distress Ink. I used two layers and placed the 'lines' of the card at right angles to each other for contrast. I also added some random stamping of script here and there on the flatter areas.
gesso, let it dry to get a really great piece of textured, home-made fabric! Brown and white just seem to like being together... I also used bound string and touches of Viva Gold along the edges to accent the vintage look and add a bit of colour.
Tim's Kraft Resist Paper Stash to create my card base. I added a little Distress Ink and machine stitching before I attached the card front with four eyelets. I finished off with a vertical wrap of gold thread which helps to balance out the eye-line. All sounds a bit like posh designer talk but I think contrasting and opposing lines add a lot of interest to a piece.
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Enjoy your week and until whenever...!